Posts Tagged Gulf Coast

Aid Ready as Tropical Storm Karen Approaches Gulf Coast

TS Karen 10 04 2013

As Tropical Storm Karen approaches the U.S. Gulf Coast, Direct Relief’s Emergency Team has reached out to its at-risk health center partners who have pre-positioned medicines and supplies on hand in case of emergency. Though the winds carrying Tropical Storm Karen have dropped and it is not expected to become a hurricane, NBC reports that experts recommend people in the area brace […]

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Direct Relief Reaches Out to Flood Affected Midwest

Direct Relief International is closely monitoring information regarding the severe flooding in Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri, and is in contact with its local partners on the ground to respond to any medical material aid needs they may have. Direct Relief staff have made offers of assistance to existing Direct Relief partners Community Health Connection in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Community […]

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Hurricane Katrina Response

Nearly one year since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita made landfall, we hoped to get an inside look into the status of Louisiana’s healthcare system to understand how the rebuilding effort has progressed. During these last several days we have meet with partner nonprofit hospitals, community health clinics, and healthcare associations in New Orleans, Lafayette, and Baton Rouge to get a […]

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